The writer of Ephesians is trying to get the audience to live in a different way then they once did. As children of the Lord they are to leave the former dark ways that they once lived to become children of the light. In that manner their lives show traits that are good, right, and true. This apparently is done in conjunction with finding out what is pleasing to the Lord.
From the writings of desert mothers and fathers, both of ancient and contemporary times, taking part in spiritual practices would be one way to learn how to live as children of the light, versus walking in the darkness and to learn what is pleasing to the Lord. This is daily challenge for all of us, because of the many barriers that come our way in our fast-paced and modern society. May your spiritual pilgrimage give you the courage and wisdom to live as a child of the light while at the same time finding out what is pleasing to the Lord! Vernon T.
Prayer: Lord of light, guide me to be a child of the light while at the same time surrounding me with your steadfast and overflowing love!
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